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Fox Legal Analyst Says Kids Who Deal Drugs Need To Be Executed ‘At A Young Age’ (VIDEO)

During a rally in Pennsylvania Friday evening, Donald Trump reiterated a suggestion he’s made on several occasions: Those who deal drugs should be executed, much as they are in China and Singapore:

“We catch a drug dealer, death penalty. That’s it.

“It’s a discussion we have to start thinking about. I don’t know if this country’s ready for it.”

So, on Fox & Friends Monday morning, the idiots who worship every word Trump speaks decided to debate the idea of killing anyone who is caught selling drugs. Trial attorney and legal analyst Randy Zelin said he was behind the president completely:

“What about the next Randy Zelin who did this?. How do we stop it? And it seems to me that perhaps the ultimate penalty, the ultimate deterrence is the only answer to getting our arms around what is happening in this country with drugs.”

When host Heather Childers tried to be more moderate and said it was her understanding that under Trump’s proposal, only dealers who spike their drugs with deadly substances would be eligible for the death penalty, Zelin doubled down and proved he what a soulless asshole he is, commenting:

“It’s the slippery slope argument. And it becomes where is the dividing line. It’s all about deterrence. It’s all about letting someone know — perhaps even at a young age — that if you do this, it’s not going to get you the Mercedes and the Rolex and the house and all of the fun stuff. It’s going to get a needle in your arm.”


Killing people at a young age as a deterrent? Really? Speaking of a slippery slope.

Zelin dialed up the hate and added:

“It’s that message that needs to be sent, that perhaps may be the only way not to make it so cool to be a drug dealer. Go ask someone in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, in Vietnam, where you’re automatically getting it.”

However, both Zelin and Trump always neglect to say if they would extend their death penalty idea to include the CEOs of companies that manufacture opioids which kill thousands of Americans each year. Since those same companies are giving millions in campaign contributions to Republicans, it seems doubtful they’d be included in the plan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seuXU3ILl3A

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Clueless Sessions Tells Pain Patients To Take Aspirin Instead Of Opioids

It’s hard to decide which member of the Trump administration is the most insensitive and ignorant. While Trump himself usually makes the most objectionable statements on nearly every issue, others in his orbit also manage to open their mouths and plant their feet inside.

Take, for example, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who made an appearance at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tampa this week and said doctors were prescribing too many pain pills for Americans with chronic pain. Instead, Sessions suggested:

“This company prescribes too many opioids. People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out… you can get through these things.”

Yeah, just tough it out! Broke your hip? Tape an aspirin to it and get back out there! Recovering from surgery? Here’s a Tylenol; stop your whining!

Sessions also commented:

“Sometimes you just need to take two Bufferin or something and go to bed!”


Bob Twillman, the executive director of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, saidthe comments from the AG prove that the administration doesn’t understand the basics of pain:

“That remark reflects a failure to recognize the severity of pain of some patients. It’s an unconscionable remark. It further illustrates how out of touch parts of the administration are with opioids and pain management.”

And that’s not the only way this administration is utterly failing when it comes to the opioid crisis in the United States. As Politico recently reported:

“Trump has not formally proposed any new resources or spending, typically the starting point for any emergency response. He promised to roll out a ‘really tough, really big, really great’ advertising campaign to spread awareness about addiction, but that has yet to take shape. And key public health and drug posts in the administration remain vacant, so it’s not clear who has the authority to get new programs moving.”

Translation: Trump doesn’t give a damn about people struggling with drug addiction. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Got a problem with that? Take an aspirin.

 

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Bill Maher Says Trump Voters Are ‘Pillbillies’ And ‘F*cking Drug Addicts’ (VIDEO)

Last night on the season premiere of Real Time, Bill Maher had lots to say about the election and inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Specifically, he said that it’s clear what kind of people voted for Trump:

“So let’s stop calling Trump voters idiots and fools, and call them what they are, fucking drug addicts.”

As proof of his thesis, Maher noted the incredibly high numbers of people addicted to opioids in states that voted for Trump:

“Did you know that of the 14 states with the highest number of painkiller prescriptions per person, they all went for Trump?”

Maher then concluded:

“Kids, don’t do heroin, it’s a gateway to being a Republican.”

Over the course of the campaign, Trump often referred to the proliferation of opioid addiction and increased use of heroin in middle America, and he vowed to put an end to it. But does Trump really think people who are in desperate need of their Oxycontin fix to get through the day as their jobs are eliminated by heartless corporations are going to be compliant and content if they suddenly can’t get their dope? They’ll be ready to riot and blame it all on Trump.

Even more tragically, many of these downwardly mobile white Americans invested their hope for a better tomorrow in the Trump message of making America great again. How do you supposed they’re going to feel when they come to realize they’ve been had and the new administration is taking away the few benefits they have? They were conned, and it seems highly unlikely they’ll agree to get shafted yet again by this rich bullshit artist.

Trump, and his voters, have no solutions. They will only create more problems.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Ohio Magistrate Takes Newborn Away From Mother Who Drank Marijuana Tea

An Ohio mother has lost custody of her newborn daughter–over the objections of state social workers–simply because she drank marijuana tea to help alleviate labor pains.

Hollie Sanford gave birth to a healthy baby girl on September 26 at a Cleveland hospital, but a custody hearing was scheduled on less than 24 hours notice when the infant tested positive for a marijuana byproduct.

Ms. Sanford says she drank the tea–instead of taking prescription medication–to treat pain and nausea during her pregnancy. She also says she realizes not everyone may agree with the decision she made:

“If people want to say I’m a terrible parent, that’s their right. I did my research and I felt like what I was doing was safe. I know in my heart that I’m an excellent mother. What happened should not have caused my baby to be taken from me.”

Cuyahoga County Children & Family Services have asked a higher court to overturn a decision made by Juvenile Court Magistrate Eleanore Hilow. Hillow ignored the advice of social workers and ordered the child removed from her parents and placed with a cousin.

It should be noted that Sanford has since taken and passed a second drug test for marijuana.

Additionally, an attorney for the county explained that Sanford used a metabolite of marijuana that was in no way psychoactive, but the magistrate ignored that advice and made sure to note that “it’s still illegal” in Ohio.

Meanwhile, all Sanford and her husband, Daniel, can do is visit their baby girl each day. Sanford remarked:

“She really just wants her mom.”

The state of Ohio will vote today on whether or not to amend the state constitution to allow recreational marijuana use and commercial sale of the drug.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.